I bring you the next phase of the bathroom makeover.
On last time’s episode we talked about the ugly spoiled milk colored vanity.
Today we have bigger fish to fry. Broken tiles in the showpow.
Let’s take a step back. The tile in the shower was in really rough shape. There were a few cracked tiles allowing water to sneak through.
There was also a deck which was not sloped properly. The water would pool and not run off like it should. The tiles were attached to a soggy moldy piece of rotting drywall. It was so bad I won’t post the pictures of what was under the tile. I’ll tell you it was horrific. Rated R. And we’ll leave it at that.
Within an hour of getting home from our Easter campout in our stunning Myrtle, we were tearing down tile and wall paper. Bathroom make overs are serious business.
This happy wallpaper makes me think of a better time. It makes me wish I was with Michelle from Decor and the Dog in Hawaii over Easter. It was pretty hard to take down such a lovely design element… But you know… I can do hard things, so…
The backer board got a new coat of waterproofing.
We found a great deal on tile at Home Depot for $1 a square foot. The entire shower ended up being 60 square feet. Instead of doing the deck piece with tile, we decided to have a custom cultured marble (marble dust and resin) piece made.
Even though the tiles were square and not rectangle, we decided to lay them in the same pattern as the subway tile to help tie the kitchen and the bathroom together.
The deck piece was a major improvement over the nasty broken moldy tiles.
I love the larger brick pattern of tile. It looks like a dream.
And suddenly, the light fixture was looking reallllllllly bad.